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Ms. Christine James

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, We can translate European.

Fantastic Waterside Condo in Cen. London, quiet private square & River Views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in London - "Riverside" a 3bed, Townhouse

Tranquil 3 bed, 2 bath, 4* ETC home, with balcony views of 'The 02 Arena'.

The front of the property has suburb River views over the River Thames, there are no passing cars, no fumes, no boy racers, etc., just tranquil tidal waters teaming with fish and wildlife. The occasional passing ship or cruise liner slowly sails by, as does the River Shuttle bus on route every 15 minutes East to Greenwich, or Westminster up river. Catch this at Canary Wharf Pier.

The other side of the property has green lawns in a residential Private Square filled with mature rose bushes, many trees and seating, affording the most charming and private of holiday locations. Squirrels and the neighbourhood cat will keep you company.

Here each house has it's own private parking space, off street, adjacent, which is included within your booking. The house has 3 double bedrooms, 2 of the beds are king sized and one bedroom nose has 2 single beds, these 3 bedrooms are supported by 2 bathrooms. The top floor bedroom has a bathroom en-suite with a large bath with overhead shower, a bidet, a marbled vanity unit with wash basin and a toilet. At the other side of the room is the large bed and a private balcony overlooking the River Thames. There's seating and a table on the balcony so you can relax and while away the time watching the changing watery scenery, perhaps sip something cool. You will see the cormorants, gulls and passing ships.

The sailors on the Navel vessels often line up along the length of the ship in their formal dress to welcome and salute the docks as they sail past. Quite a sight really.

The 2nd floor has a bedroom at each side of the house with a bathroom in-between. This has a large shower enclosure with power shower. These two bedrooms on this level, one has a river view and one has a view of the private square gardens. All very quiet even though you are nearby the hustle and bustle of town. (Canary Wharf has a vibrant night life but no noise is heard along the river.)

The international exhibition centre “EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE” is 12 minutes away by either train or car. You can choose to set up your exhibition stand and then travel into this location by local train.. We have many returning guests who come each year to visit this centre. They get to know the area, the smugglers inn nearby 'The Gun' which is 16th Century and nowadays a thriving restaurant. They get to know the local pubs such as 'The George' at Crossharbour station. There are so many fine restaurants, we like 'The Gun' as it's very good and only 100 meters walk away from our garden gate, along the Thames pathway. Along and around the waterways at Canary Wharf are so many good places to dine with a choice of international cuisine with notable Chefs. There are places for children too and of course you can dial up for free delivery of Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai., and a host of burger and pizza places.

The house is nearby the trendy, busy financial world of Canary Wharf.,with it's restaurants, many shops and vibrant nightlife. The house provides excellent light and airy accommodation for up to 6 people, maximum. The rental rate given is for 4 people only and varies by £100 for each additional person to a maximum of 6 people. There's FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, PRIVATE PARKING and a full satellite package supplied by the 40' HD TV.in the open plan lounge. So whether your interests are Australian Cricket, Wimbledon Tennis, a Premier football match, International channels in various languages, or you wish to watch the news from where you come from, you can record it and watch when it suits you. A 2nd TV is in the 3rd bedroom on the 3rd floor (not satellite).

As would be expected given the close proximity to the City, there are plenty of excellent local restaurants to suit most palates. Nearby, within easy walking distance, you will find Billingsgate Fish Market which ensures the very best of seafood, all over London. Well worth a visit as there is a freezer unit in the house for your purchases.

An excellent Indian Restaurant is within easy 5 minutes walking distance and we have negotiated a 10% DISCOUNT for our guests. Also, a second Indian restaurants nearby South Quay train station, allows our guests a 10% discount. There is a 3rd Restaurant. full details of how to book these are given in the house.

This house offers a special retreat in a quiet private square, with the outside of the square being the property frontage, overlooking the River Thames. An ever changing view from each of the 3 levels. On the first floor you will find the large long open plan living area with a picture window taking up most of the wall, overlooking the River Thames.

In the centre of the living space is the dining area with strong solid wood seating and an oval glass dining table, seating up to 6 people. Then you have the kitchen area which has a breakfast bar with two high stools. The kitchen has a full sized dishwasher (we supply dishwasher tablets) a full sized fridge with a freezer top section, a second freezer unit, a washing machine which dries also, a double oven cooker with 4 hob plates plus a griddle side on the top. There's a large toasting area to the oven unit and we have a small toaster also, along with an electric coffee percolator, a microwave oven and all really that you would expect for a comfortable holiday home from home.

The famous Billingsgate Fish Market is nearby for the best catch of the day! Need to get there for 7.30am. They close at 8.30am. The fish from here supplies the whole of London’s restaurants, from 4.30am each day. You can buy small quantities though to suit your needs after 7.30am. They also serve brilliant breakfast of fresh smoked haddock with eggs.

For Groceries you will find all that you will need at our local supermarket which is 3 minutes walk from the house in Stewart Street.This opens at 7.30am each day and closes at 9.30pm., except on Sundays when it closes at 4.00pm. Then there are larger supermarkets such as the TESCO's across the road from South Quay Rail Station, this store is open till 11pm. A large ASDA supermarket is about 10 minutes walk.

There is a large print map prepared for you.

There are lots of local tourist attractions and a superb selection of speciality shops in nearby Canary Wharf. Here also you will find picnic areas in landscaped gardens with waterfalls and fountains, a very large selection of eateries and clothing shops. It's a very rich area, teaming with financial traders who live and work in the area.

We have many fine Restaurants nearby, not least is the 16th Century Smugglers Inn, 'The Gun' which you can see from our garden gate, just a short 3 minute walk away. In the other direction from the house is a notable Indian Restaurant that allow our guests 10% discount off the bill. (Details in the house) There are others too who provide this discount. Indeed, with a thriving business community we have many good eateries to suit all purses, too many to mention here, some are listed on the owners web site www.vacationsinlondon.com


Located in Zone 2 of Central London's Underground Network, there's lots to do and see.

Getting around Town: With so much to see, we have excellent transport arrangements.

Traveling around is a breeze, literally. The River Bus operates during commuter hours and there's also the Central London Underground, particularly the Jubilee Line. So one can be wisked off to pastures new, in minutes.

Nearby there’s Canary Wharf, Greenwich, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It's the cheapest tube fare for town and very easy to reach everywhere in town from one of 3 local train stations, all part of the Central London Underground Network. It all depends on which direction of town you wish to travel to.

Also, there are Red London Buses, (Pick up point is right outside the square) Black London taxies, or the River bus which picks up from Canary Wharf Pier every 15 minutes. This is my favourite method.Travel up river to Westminster Pier, stopping at Tower Bridge Pier, then the Embankment (for the London Eye) or down river to Greenwich.(Royal Parks and Museums) The 3 local tube stations are 'South Quay' and 'Crossharbour' or 'Canary Wharf' on either the DLR Line or the Jubilee Line. both part of the Central London Underground Network.

I must not forget our local “Boris Bikes”, so named after our flamboyant Major of London. It was his initiative to install these bike docks all over town, possibly every half mile you will find one. Just £1 buys you an hour’s bike travel. The first half hour is free, so if you are smart you could cycle for 25 minutes, park the bike, wait 6 minutes and then take another bike for the next phase of your journey. 30 minutes covers a lot of ground in busy London streets. Cars are required to purchase a ticket to cover the congestion charge of £8.50 per day. Consequently, there are less cars in town. There are clearly defined cycle lanes everywhere and its very popular.

We can accept bookings onlin., by credit card, . Also, by English cheque or bank transfer.

To hold the dates you require, we take a £200 deposit and then the balance becomes due 2 months before your arrival. We supply our guests with a confirmation of booking document which confirms all the aspects of the booking and the accommodation. Nearer the time of arrival we supply our guests with general directions from each of London’s airports and main hub train stations.

We hope you will get in touch, a quotation for your stay is quick and we would love to hear from you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ms. Christine James (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, We can translate European.

About Ms. Christine James

Hello everyone, having worked in London from a young age, I grew accustomed to travelling in and around London and after a few years I chose to settle as a single business woman in this vibrant area of London. They were very exciting times with marbled skyscrapers popping up everywhere and new restaurants to try and new transport links. I drove into town each day and found that this was a convenient location with a wow factor of the river frontage. With off street private parking at the house and the area full of local attractions, this was indeed a find.

Then I met my Partner, he lived in the Midlands of England, so I duly moved. However, not wishing to part with this lovely house the idea came to me to rent for short periods. Thus, I would have a foot in the area when I wished to visit. I have family in the area and so this arrangement has proved to be very beneficial to all, sharing the wonderful views and tranquil waters with my new and returning guests.Check out the Special rates apply for same month bookings, where dates are still free.

Ms. Christine James purchased this house in 1997

Why Ms. Christine James chose London

This house struck me as soon as I cast eyes on it. I was not looking to move but immediately had to buy it. It has been a very happy place to live and now my guests can enjoy the ever changing river views and wildlife.

My local housekeeper looks after it for me and we both work hard to ensure our guests are made as comfortable as possible.

The business has blossomed over time, so after a time we found we were turning away guests, so we purchased another property nearby, this time a two bed, two bath apartment which we also gained a 4* certificate for the comfort and self catering facilities.

The English Tourist Council, inspect each property every year and grade again. 4* certificate every time for each property. They also check that the current regulations are being adhered to and insurance is in place and that everything is as it should be for the Travel Industry.

I have been a member of their association for 10 years now. You will find our properties listed in their web pages on their site www.visitengland.com, through our 10 year association with them.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits for this house are: Superb River views; local transport connections are excellent; local tourist attractions; good restaurants; quiet private location; quiet streets away from the main traffic areas; good bus service; local London Theatres; Royal London markets. Private off street Parking.

More recently, we now have the '02 Orena' for live concerts; the New 'Olympic Stadiums' and the supporting new shopping centre Westfield, at Stratford; not forgetting the new Bike Hire Service from outside the private square. Just £1 per half hour to travel across town and park the bike up somehwere else in another docking station.

Please visit our dedicated web site where we have posted lots of links to the main areas and attractions. www.vacationsinlondon.com I have seen many sights on the river, a beached Whale, a mother and daughter Dolphin lost, they swam by and ended up at Westminster Pier; the Queens Jubilee last year, all the magnificent tall ships sailed by to moor at the end of each day in Canary Wharf locks.

We have many returning guests each year and some of their reviews can be viewed here and on our own web site, noted above.

I hope to hear from you soon.

(Note: We offer 10% discount off the weekly rate for same month bookings! )

Happy Holidays.

regards Christine James

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for renting this wonderful townhouse to the four of us for these last two weeks. We loved London, saw it to pieces, but what we will miss most is your lovely house and the River Thames.

Sep 2015
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based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Fantastic Waterside Condo in Cen. London, quiet private square & River Views.
average rating of 4.612903 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

All was perfect in Riverside : an incredible view, a very cute house, very clean, with all the comfort. The owner, Christine, so nice with us. We enjoy a lot our travel in London.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location for visitng London

  • 4 of 5

We've just returned from our two week stay in London. Really enjoyed staying at the Riverside. Great area for walks, easy access to London via the DLR & Tube (definitely recommend an Oyster Card) comfortable accommodations and yes, fantastic views of the river. Much as we loved the bustle of the core of the city, it was great to come home to the quiet and peace of Capstan Square. Sincerely recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Fantastic view, quiet but close to city center

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean house, owner is helpful and lots of info about london. Perfect view from lounge and balcony, we even saw a seal swimming by. Easy walk to DLR and Tube. It felt safe to park our car in the private square and there is no traffic in front of the house. Kitchen is well equipped for home cookin, but also enough restaurants around. Close to a huge Asda supermarket. Mobile airco/fans were helpful. Nice to have two bathrooms, and three large sleeping rooms. Space enough for 5. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Fantastic rental very near Canary Wharf

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults & 2 children) loved staying at this property. The location was excellent for getting around London easily and we found the townhouse to be comfortable and quiet with a lovely view of the Thames. The listing description was accurate as described by Christine. We stayed for 3 weeks and would do so again in the future without hesitation. We made good use of the Asda (supermarket) which was about a 7 minute walk away and I found a pool nearby to swim at which was about a 10 minute walk. Being so close to the Jubilee line made it easy to get around London. Christine provided great customer service, ensuring that the townhouse was cleaned during our stay. The only potential downside to it would be the stairs if you have really small children or people in your group with mobility issues. For anyone else I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelley is absolutely right to point out about the stairs, the accommodation is over 3 floors so not suitable for the elderly with these difficulties. Full details of the layout is on the web site www.vacationsinlondon.com and if we may help further we would be pleased to hear from you. Kind regards Christine James
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A lovely quiet flat with magic views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic flat on the banks of the Thames. Killer views and easy walk to the train station and Canary Wharf. A very well equipped and comfortable home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house, cosy and clean. Good service. Easy to reach central Londen by tube. Enough space for six people, good kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
London City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
100 yds
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Woolwich Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
3 km
Nearest Train
200 Metres
200 meters
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
500 meters
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
'The Gun', 50 yds. 17th Century Inn
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
The River Thames
Car: not necessary

This superb townhouse, located in a private tranquil leafy square, is situated in probably London most historic area, London Docklands. Close to many Historic places including 16th Century Smugglers Inns, The Excel Exhibition Centre; The 02 Arena Concert Venue; The new Olympic Stadiums;

Southwark Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathredral, Tower

Bridge, The Tower of London; The Royal Parks and London Mseums and much more.

There's easy access to "Excel", the International Exhibition Centre as well as London's Theatre land. A romantic hideaway on the River for honeymooners; nearby the famous Billingsgate Fish Market; Bermondsey Antique and food markets; "The O2 Arena" concert venue which is in view from the house across the River. This house is a special location with spectacular river views of passing ships, cruisers, the wildlife and the occasional lost dolphin or whale! Just sit on the balcony overlooking the Thames with a glass of something to sip and relax, just let those cares drift away. Fine restaurants are in easy walking distance from the house as are the tube stations and shops, so leave the car behind. Fuller information can be found in the owners web site: www.vacationsinlondon.com and www.vacationsinlondon.co.uk.

Other Activities: "The new Emerates Fly Drive" cable car ride from The 02 Arena to London City Airport and Excel, Romantic hideaway; Cruising; Wildlife; Leisure clubs ; Theatres;Museums;Gym facilities,parks and many markets.

Bookings are paid for by credit card, direct with a minimum payment of £200 as a booking fee. The balance payment being required 2 mnths before your arrival.

Discounted bookings are offered for same month bookings where dates are free.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Canary Wharf and Docklands, London

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All round year price
12 Jan 2016 - 15 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The weekly rate quoted is for 4 persons. Per additional night the rate would be one 7th of this rate.
We offer a 10% DISCOUNT for same month bookings. All rates are fully inclusive,Wi-Fi., Internet, Parking, full satellite 40/HD TV. Self Catering.

Six is the maximum number of guests allowed. All rates are for Self Catering and are Fully inclusive,
The minimum period is 4 nights. The rate would be £250 per night, which is just £62.50 per person per night, based on 6 sharing this 3 bed house. For the period of 4 nights, the rate would be £1000 fully inclusive. £250 per extra night up to £1200 for a week. This is an inclusive price for 4 people.

Cancellation: The Booking deposit of £200 is non-refundable. After 60 days prior arrival, refunds depends on a late booking being found.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in London in England

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Marbled vanity unit
  • The second floor bathroom has ex large double shower enclosure with a power shower. Newly fitted. Hand basin and WC. The third floor bathroom has the largest jacuzzi bath we could find with an overhead shower. There is also a bidet, WC and wash basin set in marble, all included in this en-suite bathroom. This bathroom is set behind two double wardrobes which face into the bedroom. At the other end of the room there's a full sized balcony with outside seating overlooking the River Thames and all that is passing. From the bed you can view the Thames and all that passes, plus a flat screen 26' wall hung TV. The full balcony has two outdoor comfy chairs and matching table, so you can just sit, sip and watch the world pass by.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3rd floor Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    2nd floor Bedroom, river side. - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    2nd floor Bedroom, Overlooking Gardens - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 2 Lg. doubles.2 singles and 2 childs cot. The top floor is a SUPER KING size bed. The second floor has two SINGLES on the River side and a KING SIZED BED on the square side of the house. This is an ideal location for families, business people or couples. The facilities are checked by the English Tourist Council who visit each year and have awarded us 4**** each year. The property is checked for compliance to yearly new regulations, insurance; it's decoration, all facilities, over a 3 hour duration before a new 4**** certificate can be provided, if of course, we are up to standard. A member of the ETC for 12 years, having successfully been awarded this 4**** award each year. See us on their web site. We cater for families and many returning business people. Excel Exhibition Centre and Canary Wharf business quarter are nearby. (In addition we provide a childs cot as well as a high chair for feeding baby at the table) Top floor has a full balcony, TV wall mounted and an en suite bathroo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are many sporting activities held on the River Thames. We have sailing clubs, rowing on Saturday morning, listen and you will ear the cox calling to the crew. You can go buggie racing and jet skiing, check out the local newspapers given out free at Canary Wharf for whats on. We also, have free shows on large screens of special concerts, London Opera,(Covent Garden) sports events( Olympics) etc.(The Queens Jubilee was filmed free) (Wimbledon Tennis)You would find a place on the grass to sit and may be, be provided with freebies. Bars all around and a very congenial atmosphere, all at Canary Wharf, a short walk away.

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